Friday, October 06, 2017

Air passengers file police complaint against customs officials at Chennai airport

Chennai: Four air passengers have lodged a complaint with police against customs officials at the Chennai airport for allegedly forcing them to sign a paper and demanding Rs 5,000 from them.
In his complaint, Jamal, 42, of Mannadi in Chennai stated that he and his three other friends returned to Chennai from in Dubai in Air India flight on Wednesday. They were wearing gold jewellery (weighing 8.5 sovereigns). In addition, they brought protein powder, spinach pockets and face oil. When the customs officials questioned them, they said they had brought all the items for personal use.
Customs officials asked them to sign a paper stating that they concealed gold jewellery and had not paid customs duty for the other items.
The four passengers refused to sign and later they lodged a complaint with the Chennai airport police against the customs officials.
05/10/17 A Selvaraj/Times of India

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